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p. 348 - Iron Gwazi POV!

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Holy crap you nerds are a tough crowd.  It looks like a coaster that will make me hoot and holler the entire time I'm on it while simultaneously trying to throw my fat ass as far from the train as pos

It means that you can look forward to a fun-filled day riding Kumba, Montu, Cheetah Hunt and Sheikra and while you're in line for one of those you might be able to watch an Iron Gwazi POV on your phon

I actually agree with many of you talking about how the RMC's are all very similar.  And that's fine. There's nothing wrong with building a ton of very similar kick ass rides when most people who ride

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Busch Gardens Tampa recently updated its special events page to include a new piece of information about its Summer Nights event.

 

http://buschgardens.com/Bgt/Explore/Events.aspx

 

The seasonal show Kinetix, which has been shown at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and SeaWorld Orlando will be coming to Busch Gardens Tampa this Summer.

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After the awesomeness that is Intimidator 305, I hope my state's first intamin is not named Kangaloom.

 

 

I am pretty sure is not. The BG and SW parks are good at naming their coasters. (Kumba, Montu, Gwazi, SheiKra, Manta, Kraken, Girffon, Aplie, AC, LNM, and so on)

Plus the stronghold rumor is that it will have a more cheetah theme so who knows.

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That's pretty cool. If the rumors are true, we should get word of it pretty soon. All I need in my life right now is for this to actually be an Intamin on par with Maverick. Oh, and that bullet train thing from Orlando to Tampa would be great.

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To me it looks like it could just be a shortcut between some of the themed areas that would go through the animal habitats. Not really anything like themeing for a ride from what it looks like.

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Screamscape has traced out what is believed to be the 2011 coaster layout for the Busch Gardens Tampa expansion.

 

http://www.screamscape.com/html/bgt_-_2011_coaster_0.htm

 

EDIT: BGTGuide posted a similar piece of information around the same time as Screamscape and has some additional pictures to show the supposed 2011 coaster layout could be in more detail.

 

http://www.bgtguide.com/bgt/project2011/bgt2011layout

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I was so bummed when Screamscape pulled that April fools joke by saying that B&M track was on site. I REALLY hope the rumors about this project being an Intamin coaster are true, judging by the rumored layout this thing looks like it could be a huge project.

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A water splashdown?? A park with two water splashdowns (not counting the water rides). Could it be an Aquatrax? Or maybe an extended Mack Super Splash with launch?

 

I found several mentions to Austrialia and New Zealand as well. I don't think this is for BGT. Aquatica sounds like a more feasable idea. I also found that a "Kangaloom" is a Kangaroo's watering hole.

 

Hmmmm...

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If the rumors are true and that layout is true, then this will be one massive ride! I mean two launches? Not unheard of, yet if Intiman is making this ride i'm sure it will definitely pack a punch.

 

Quick question, but where else can Busch Garden's Tampa expand? I mean it looks like this ride is all over the place and they will have to either get rid of or move part of Rhino Ralley to squeeze it in. What other land does Busch have available to them?

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It looks like an Intamin to me. if you look closely at the transfer brakes you can see an Intamin style switch track. The only thing that I find curious is whats up with the the weird twists and turns out of the station... Maybe it launches out of the station...

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^^I do believe they've already said that Rhino Rally is changing next year and won't involve the water anymore. Unless I'm mistaken, they have had a TON of maintenance problems with the water finale and just want to "re-profile" the ride. And since they'll have that canyon already built, it only makes sense to use it for this potential coaster.

 

^If I had to speculate about the twists and turns out of the station, my guess is it would just be some kind of "pre-launch" themed part of the ride, maybe inside of a tunnel or trench?

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So can someone screenshot the satellite image of the park and paint in where this ride is going to be? I know where the Rhino Rally canyons are, but I'm having a hard time conceptualizing in my head which direction the rest of that layout is heading.

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It looks like an Intamin to me. if you look closely at the transfer brakes you can see an Intamin style switch track. The only thing that I find curious is whats up with the the weird twists and turns out of the station... Maybe it launches out of the station...

 

Dark ride section maybe?

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I'm no engineer but these schematics appear to potentially include several inversions, including zero-g rolls (after the main launch) and corkscrews (near the top of he diagram). I am stoked about seeing the concept artwork and animated POV for this ride!

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